Is your Endodontic Practice Website Working for You?

Is Your Endodontic Practice Website Working for You?

If your endodontic practice is still using your website as merely a digital business card or brochure, then your practice is missing out.

A modern website is capable of far more than being a passive placeholder on the web. Instead, using the right tools, a website can help bring in referrals, increase patient satisfaction and increase revenue for your practice all while saving time and money in the process.

It all starts with good, responsive design.

Why you should be using responsive design

While adding interactive features can help you stand out in a crowd and ultimately helps generate revenue and referrals, building a website that works for you and your patients starts with a good design that puts user needs first. In today’s day and age, that means a site that is responsive and easily works on all devices.

There was a time not so long ago that many businesses often had two versions of their site. There was one version for mobile usage and a second one meant primarily for use on larger screens such as desktops. Yet, while that setup meant users could easily interact with the information regardless of screen size, it also meant that there were two sites to maintain and keep updated. While that may not seem like a big deal, the time and costs of maintaining a mobile and desktop version of your online presence easily added up, taking time and money away from performing essential tasks.

Maintaining separate mobile and desktop version instead of a single, responsive design also meant potentially losing out traffic for the fastest growing segment of web users: those who will experience your site using a mobile device.

In just the past few years, the explosion of mobile devices has changed the way most people interact with a webpage. In 2016, mobile use surpassed desktop use for the first time. As of June 2019 according to internet monitoring firm StatCounter, over 50 percent of all site visits came from mobile.

Endodontics Mobile Website Responsive Design

Endodontics Mobile Website Responsive Design

With so many users — and potential patients — using mobile devices, it is now more important than ever to focus on a streamlined, responsive experience that allows users to navigate your site and features regardless of screen size. On smaller screens, that means text that is easily seen and does not require horizontal scrolling to be read. It also means finger-friendly buttons that are sized to be easily pushed on touch screens. On larger designs, it means designing so that the page looks good even in higher resolution. For all screen sizes, responsive design means offering up the same content in a way that is optimized for various screen-size use.

Of course, all good web design comes at a cost. Yet, transitioning to a responsive design does not have to be painful. DentalEMR partners with WebBlox, a full-service web design and marketing agency that helps build responsive sites for endodontic practices that can easily be optimized with features that work for you and fit your budget.

It is also an investment that is likely to pay off and give you an edge over your competition.

With the move to heavier mobile usage, responsive design is now Google’s preferred mobile SEO implementation, meaning that moving to responsive design can help get your website seen in search results. Added to the lower costs of maintenance and the ability to provide a feature-rich service on all devices, transitioning to a responsive design will pay dividends in saved time, cost and increased traffic that will benefit your practice and help make it grow.

Making features work for your practice

Responsive design is an important way to build a mobile-friendly user experience that drives traffic to your site. Yet, what will win over referring dentists and patients is a feature-rich site and help them get things done simply, efficiently in a secure web-based platform. That is where DentalEMR can help your practice shine, making it simple to streamline referrals, provide patient paperwork and get patients into your office on a timely basis.

Endodontic Website Design

Endodontic Website Design by DentalEMR

Yet, it all starts with something that is so simple yet often overlooked. In order to get new patients into your office, they have to be able to find you first.

Contact Information

If you have ever visited a website only to go searching for an office’s location or contact information, you know how frustrating it can be. Yet for potential patients and referring dentists, the inability to readily find your physical location or phone number could potentially be a deal breaker that could cost you thousands a year in lost income.

Thankfully, the solution to this is simple. Feature your contact information prominently on the site, easily accessible and not hidden behind any log-ins or walls. It is also good practice to make it as simple as possible for your patients to reach your physical location. Consider a photo of the front of your building for easy recognition, the use of Google Maps for customized directions from their location and a section to include important details for their arrival such as parking information and any access information they need to know.

In short, the easier it is for patients to find you, the more likely they are to follow through, book an appointment and show up, meaning more patients and ultimately more revenue for you.

New Patient Paperwork- Online and Done

Shuffling pre-appointment paperwork can be a hassle. It can also cost you time and money. With even 15 minutes of paperwork time lost on 3 patients a day, that amounts to 15 hours of lost time per month which can easily equate to $18,000 of lost revenue a year for your practice. For the patients, it also amounts to more lengthy appointment times and pre-appointment anxiety.

For DentalEMR users, however, the solution is simple. Using DentalEMR’s electronic registration, your patients can use your website to fill out the forms before they arrive and in the comfort of their home, making check-in on appointment day simpler and freeing up time for all involved.

Referral Portal

Referrals are essential for a successful endodontic practice. That is why having a streamlined and simple referral portal can help build and improve relationships with existing dentists.

With DentalEMR, communication with the referring dentist is simple right from your webpage. The referrer can simply submit a patient’s information along with x-rays, providing the endodontist with all the information needed to provide for the patient’s care. Then, after the appointment is over, the endodontist can provide information about treatment back to the referring dentist, providing an easy flow of information that eliminates the need for time-consuming email exchanges.

The result is less time wasted and more referrals, easily amounting to $12,000 a year with just one new referral each month. If 5 new patients make appointments each month, that quickly grows to $60,000 simply by putting your website to work for you.

Key Takeaways

Building a successful endodontic practice is hard enough. Don’t lose out on important revenue by having an outdated website. In 2019 and beyond, it is no longer enough to have a static ‘business card’ on the web for your endodontic practice. Investing in a modern, responsive website that works for you will easily pay back dividends in increased revenue, more referrals and less wasted time.

Consider the cloud before purchasing endodontic practice management software

Cloud software has mostly replaced in-office servers, and for good reason. Cloud software eliminates a whole spectrum of hidden costs and risks associated with owning your own server. And while many assume the cloud is less secure than a server protected by their own lock and key, they forget that a server on an office network connected to an Internet connection is also on the cloud! Not only are the security measures used by professional cloud providers far superior to those available to a typical small business, specialized cloud providers also add strict compliance controls for standards like HIPAA. When purchasing or upgrading your endodontic practice management software, consider:

Would I rather:

  1. Pay for endodontic practice management software server and client licenses, pay for server management software, pay for server and backup hardware, pay for backup power equipment, pay for HIPAA-qualified IT consultants and services to monitor and maintain my servers, pay for server software license upgrades every few years, pay to upgrade my server hardware every few years, pay for all this again when opening a new location, and manage a variety of byzantine HIPAA server security procedures myself– and all the while hope the server in my office will not be stolen, damaged, improperly handled, or crash — or
  2. Pay for a cloud-based endodontic practice management solution and leave the rest to the experts?

Merideth speaks a bit more about the benefits the cloud can provide practices in her latest video:

You are invited to speak directly with Merideth to learn about how the cloud and Dental EMR can benefit your unique practice.

Dental EMR Dental Practice Management Solution at AAE Conference

Can you believe it’s been another year already? Dental EMR will be at the AAE 2018 Annual Conference in Denver, CO this year in booth 200. Stop by and tell us about the challenges and aspirations you have for your practice and join us in pioneering patient-centric dental practice management. Go from just managing to thriving.

Dental EMR at AAE 2018

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‘Dental EMR’ to showcase Cloud-Based Endodontic Dental Practice Management Software at AAE 2017

Are you interested in finding out how you can take your Endodontic dental practice to the next level with “Dental EMR” with our practice management software and solutions? Our team will be ready to assist at the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) hosted in New Orleans from April 26-29. Come say hello to us at Booth #350!!!

Dental Practice Management Software – User Access and Activity Log

How secure is your Endodontic practice? DentalEMR’s activity logs help you ensure your dental practice is compliant while giving you peace of mind. We’re constantly searching for ways to bring value to your dental practice and security is paramount.

Here’s a good article which covers why user access log is required and important for any dental practice.

Appointment Status for your Endodontic Patients

Today we released a new feature which enables you to designate and track the patient’s appointment status for your endodontic dental practice.

Your dental office team can now be aligned in tracking where your dental patient are for before and after their appointment, in real-time.

Don’t forget that our system also sends out email reminders to the patients for their endodontic appointments so that when they confirm, “Dental EMR” will automatically show you they’ve confirmed their appointment: saves your office time in calling them and helps minimize no-shows which means more revenue for your endodontic dental practice.

Endodontic Cloud-Based Dental Practice Management System

Stay at the forefront of dental technology with cloud-based dental practice management system

Dental technology has been advancing continuously and thus in order to stay ahead, dentists must stay up to date with the latest innovations. We’ve all seen how electric handpieces have taken the place of slow belt-driven handpieces. Impressions are taken with camera and laser has replaced the scalpel.

So now, dentists need to move from archaic server-based systems towards cloud-based systems, as it will provide answers to all their technological problems. So let the technology enhance your dental practice with the following advantages:

Accessibility of information

As the cloud is all internet browser based, it means that it will provide you the information you are looking for regardless or the device you are using. As such, you can retrieve all the information you need for your dental practice from any corner of the world.

It will also allow you to share the information between different locations on demand. Thus, it will provide flexibility to the employees in the workplace and the capability to work when required on multiple devices or locations.

Cost benefits

The cloud service enhances your production and efficiency as well many cost benefits like:

  • It has a low upfront cost, as you will only pay the monthly subscription fee that will provide you with features like automatic backups, data storage, technical support and software updates.
  • No extra installation or installation fee is required if you want to use it on several platforms
  • It is desktop and mobile-friendly so you will not have to invest in a special device
  • The maintenance, upgrading process and backup are automatic and there are no hidden charges.
  • You will not have to spend any labor on the backups or wait for any downtime. As all this work is taken care of when you are off the system.
  • No need to hire IT specialists to fix computer issues that traditionally happen with server-based software. With Dental EMR, you do not have to worry about this.
  • Dental EMR provides the online training services to its users thus; it will save the face-to-face training cost and the downtime of employees.

Peace of mind

When you implement the cloud-based system like “Dental EMR” in your endodontic dental practice, it will provide you with peace of mind. The best advantage is that it will provide you a far better security than your own office. It complies with HIPPA guidelines, audits, security monitoring and data encryption.

In order to run a successful endodontic practice, you must provide your patients with leading-edge treatments and procedures. If you want to stay at the top in the dental world, you have to make sure that all the system you are using to keep track of all your records is of the latest technology as well.

Dental EMR cloud technology is the answer to all your problems. With the smart cloud technology, it will provide you with a sophisticated way to take care of your dental practice. So implement the cloud-based Dental EMR today in your dental practice at https://dentalemr.com

 

Is it time for the cloud to come to your practice?

Check out this recent article in “Dental Economics” about why your practice should go “cloud”. Here is the link: Web-based Dental Practice Management Software

“Dental EMR” is entirely web-based which means you can securely access your office anytime, anywhere and from any device.  By being on the cloud, you’ll never ever again have to worry about backups; or spending money on equipment upgrades, networking, updating your systems, or on IT.  In turn, you gets to save lots of money, eliminate headaches, save time and be more productive!  It’s quick, fast and easy to take advantage of all the perks of “Dental EMR”!  If you want to learn more about how your new or existing office can benefit, set up a FREE consult at https://calendly.com/dentalemr/free-consult  and we’ll go over all the ways your new/current office can save money and boost your dental office income.

Save Money Instantly With “Dental EMR”

When considering an electronic health record system solution, the Total Cost of Ownership must be evaluated. For example, this includes initial investments such as IT-related infrastructure and long term maintenance costs. Because “Dental EMR” is a cloud based system, those particular costs do not exist! We invite you to review a recent study that examined the effects of Total Cost of Ownership from the perspective of dental schools: